Facts & Figures

HKUST is an elite international university that offers a world of opportunity. Consistently ranked among the top-tier universities in Asia, our success is clear from the numbers.

STUDENT ENROLLMENT (2019/2020)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Science 2226 1106 3332
Engineering 3362 2267 5629
Business and Management 3442 1708 5150
Humanities and Social Science 232 311 543
Interdisciplinary Programs 271 316 587
Joint School 615 198 813
Total 10148 5906 16054

 

POSTGRADUATES FIGURES (AS OF SEP 2019)

  Research Postgraduate Taught PG Total
MPhil PhD
Science 110 550 446 1106
Engineering 303 1046 918 2267
Business and Management 40 68 1600 1708
Humanities and Social Sciences 32 37 242 311
Interdisciplinary Programs 38 57 221 316
Joint School 0 0 198 198
Total 523 1758 3625 5906

 

NON LOCAL STUDENTS (2018/2019)

  Undergraduate Postgraduate Total
Research Taught
Mainland China 746 1404 2062 4212
Other places in Asia 887 241 222 1350
Rest of the World 183 111 134 428
Total 1816 1756 2418 5990

 

TEACHING STAFF (AS OF JUN 2019) (FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT)

  Regular Visiting Total
Science 156 21 177
Engineering 201 4 205
Business and Management 137 11 148
Humanities and Social Science 140 4 144
Interdisciplinary Programs 19 0 19
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study 2 1 3
Institute for Public Policy 1 0 1
Total 656 41 697

 

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

  Funding (HK$M)
2007 - 2008 369.6
2008 - 2009 447
2009 - 2010 432.6
2010 - 2011 409.3
2011 - 2012 444.1
2012 - 2013 548.4
2013 - 2014 485.2
2014 - 2015 521.8
2015 - 2016 578.4
2016 - 2017 690.9
2017 - 2018 657
2018 - 2019 836.1*

*Includes R&D projects administrated by R&D Corporation and Mainland platforms.

 

FACULTY PROFILE

100% with doctorate degree and majority from the following universities: 
(Only tenure track faculty - Assistant Professor or above)
Boston Brown Cambridge Carnegie-Mellon
Chicago Columbia Cornell Duke
Harvard Illinois London Maryland
Michigan MIT New York Northwestern
Oxford Pennsylvania Princeton Purdue
Southern California Stanford Toronto UBC
UC Berkeley UCLA Washington Yale